AZUMA TZ
   
SEVEN GENERATIONS
Azuma Tz I
Azuma Tz I  In Japanese | Azuma Tz  In Japanese | Azuma Tjir  In Japanese
 

Born in Edo in 1665. His father was the master of a shibai jaya and his brother was the playwright Nakamura Seishichi. He started his career in Edo miyaji shibai, performing under the name of Azuma Tjir. He became dkegata and took the name of Azuma Tz I in the 11th lunar month of 1707, performing a yakko role in the kaomise drama "Hachinoki kagami". He changed the writing of his family name in 1710, using one ideogram instead of two. His last kaomise occurred in the 11th lunar month of 1715, when he played the role of Sorori Yogor at the Ichimuraza in the drama "Banzei Onna Hachinoki". He made his last stage appearance in the same theater in the 2nd lunar month of 1716 and died in Edo the 5th of the 9th lunar month of 1716. As a master of dance, he was the 1st iemoto of the Azuma-ry, the Azuma school of dance, which still exists nowadays.

Azuma Tz II
 

The actor Azuma Tz II held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1730 to the 10th lunar month of 1747, then a second time from the 11th lunar month of 1748 to the 10th lunar month of 1756, and finally from the 11th lunar month of 1760 to the 4th lunar month of 1776.

Azuma Tz II performing the role of the spirit of a falcon disuised as a female bird seller in the dance "Oshiegusa Yoshiwara Suzume", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1768 at the Ichimuraza
(print made by Ippitsusai Bunch)

Azuma Tz III
 

The actor Azuma Tz III held this name from the 11th lunar month of 1779 to the 6th lunar month of 1798.

Azuma Tz III playing the role of Takebe Genz's wife Tonami ("Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami")
in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1863)

Azuma Tz 3.5
Azuma Tz  In Japanese
 

A minor Kamigata actor held the name of Azuma Tz from 1790 to 1801.

Azuma Tz IV
 

The actor Nakamura Shikaku held the name of Azuma Tz IV from the 11th lunar month of 1810 to the 2nd lunar month of 1830.

Azuma Tz IV playing the role of Kursuke's daughter Koman ("Genpei Nunobiki no Taki")
in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1863)

Azuma Tz V
 

The actor Azuma Ichinoj I held the name of Azuma Tz V from 1843 to 1851.

Azuma Tz V portraying the concubine Konomura
in a print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III (1863)

Azuma Tz VI
Azuma Tz VI  In Japanese | Arashi Emisabur  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. Son of Arashi Rish II and brother of Arashi Emitar, his first stage name was Arashi Emisabur. He took the name of Azuma Tz VI in December 1891 at the newly-rebuilt Harukiza. He was active in koshibai during the 1890s. Last-recorded performance in Spring 1898.

Yag Honmy
Azumaya Nakamura Yakichi
Azuma Tz VII
Azuma Tz VII  In Japanese | Ichikawa Ennoj IV  In Japanese
 

Born the 27th of November 1904. He was the son of the actor Ichikawa Ennoj III. He started his career in January 1914, in Tky at the Tkyza, where he received the name of Ichikawa Ennoj IV. He took the name of Azuma Tz VII in 1917 and was active up to his death the 8th of October 1930.

Honmy Haimy Yag
Aoki Jusuke Enshi Azumaya
 
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